Thursday, January 29, 2009

Back to the 'ol plane

   Just getting in from a night ride with Jay and Dominic at Tierra. Was 34 but felt much colder. Was really good to get out though.
    A few weeks ago a group of us got out to Cochiti.Jay was joining us and had not ridden there before. The original plan was to take Bland canyon up to the saddle above The entrance of the ghost town of Bland and descend Medio dia back down to the orchard. As we all started climbing up Bland We decided to go up towards the cemetary and over towards Bear Head peak.Jay and Matt(1) ended up turning back and we decided to keep heading out to the plane wreck and descending back through the town of Bland. Ended up being a really fun ride.

Mark is in the shade

Anthony feeling the sunshine as he humps it up yet another climb while others wait at the bottom.

Jay at the top of the first bigger climb

After Jay departed we came acros this nice homestead with lovely views but a nasty lew

Love this pic of Cochiti lake.

Anthony climbing onward as usual
Then unexpectedly we came across the plane wreck.

Matt(2) signing his name for prosperity

A little message to the throttle twisters out there.

Then it was back to mountain biking into oblivian

Dom heading down above Bland
   As you come into the town you come by Ellies cabin. Of course you need to stand on the deck and act douchy

   Jay was wanting to switch to tubelss so I built him up a set of Stan's Rims on his Chris Kings.
    If you are looking for something to do next weekend. Dust off your fixie and put on your sisters pants and head on down to Albuquerque for the Thrashin in the 505. Issac is puttin it on so it should be big fun. I think part of the alley cat will be riding the indian school ditch all the way on the fixie. In honor of the impending fun here is another old skate shot.

   What is in your audio player? I have the New Bon Iver ep in mine. Quite nice. Leaves me wanting more though.


Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Big T's last gasp

   Here we are into 2009. The snow has hit Santa Fe pretty good so far this year. Ski Santa Fe is sporting a 62 inch base. I have yet to get out there for some turns this year. I did however get some good mountain bike rides in before the snow closed in the upper parts of the mountain. The last time I got up to Big T was with a fine group of people.

as we got furthur up the Winsor the snow started to become more prevalent

always nice to gather up here before the trail goes /.

Paul climbing up the Winsor. This section is always a tuff one for me of course in the picture it looks like it is flat.

The snow cover started increasing when I came across Mark.

Maienza marching

There is a rider over yonder

The harsh starkness of winter is beautiful

Dom wrappig it up o Sidewinder

   We capped the ride with a few cellies at nun's corner. Then continued at the bar

   Chip Adams bout to come down on a frontside 50-50. I used to skate a ton with Chip. He was a great guy to skate with. Always ripping it and skated with a lot of power and pop.
This is another picture form those negatives with Brandon on em.

    What is in your audio player? I have Kings Of Leon:Aha Shake Heartbreak in mine.

Guess I won't be riding that anymore.

                   Pushun b'shena